6 Inexpensive Ways To Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Renting out your home for the highest rate possible, sometimes means investing in a higher level of curb appeal. Surprisingly, many people are overwhlemed when they think about improving the curb appeal of their homes. They shouldn’t be! Curb appeal is simply when the exterior of your home looks its best. That’s not scary at all, right? The best part, you don’t have to invest a huge amount to make your home more pleasant to view from the street.

With some homes, increasing curb appeal means a complete overhaul of the yard space. With others, it could be as simple as a new color of paint for the front door. Below we’ll show you have to improve your home’s curb appeal with just a few small (and affordable!) exterior adjustments.


When in doubt, go green. We’re not talking spray paint (yes, we’ve seen this before), but putting in an organized system of planters for flowers, and making sure your lawn is in tip-top shape. This will immediately increase your rental property’s curb appeal. No one wants to see dead grass! Thankfully, if any of our clients need lawn services, Nomadic Real Estate has partnerships with the top service providers across the DMV! We are always happy to put you in touch with the right professional.

Most local home improvement stores should have fertilizer you can buy in bulk, which you can then gingerly apply to your lawn. Add daily watering and sunshine, and pretty soon you’ve got an inviting lush lawn.

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Here in DC it’s important to have your fence up as far as appearances are concerned. We recommend a fresh coat of paint, fixing any bent sections, or removing it altogether if it serves you best.

Painting/Pressure Washing

A fresh coat of paint will go a long way in increasing that curb appeal. If you are on a budget, but still want to make your place sparkle, go for a good pressure washing! It’s not only budget friendly, but stripping away years of dirt from your home and driveway, is incredibly therapeutic. If you’re not into getting wet – no worries! We have partnerships with quality vendors that will do the work for you, at an affordable price.

Light Fixtures

Add exterior light fixtures stand to create symmetry and style around your door. This adds great curb appeal and fantastic ambiance when the sun goes down. Plus, you have the added benefit of not looking like a haunted house (unless it’s Halloween, then totally go for it).  When it comes to curb appeal, the whole goal is to attract people, not scare them away!

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Outdoor Furniture

Whether you have a porch, a front yard, or even want to spruce up your sidewalk, it’s all possible and it all adds tremendous curb appeal!

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Make Your Front Door Pop

Having a vibrant and colorful door is already a trend in the DMV. Owners of cookie cutter row houses differentiate themselves and their own touch of character by painting their doors a drastically different color than their neighbors.The result creates a unique character and increased curb appeal for each home, as well as, added vibrancy to the neighborhood. It’s also great to add seasonal wreaths or any sort of door decor.

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These are just a few tips to help increase your curb appeal without having to do too much overhaul and maintenance. Of course, there are always more complex options in increasing curb appeal, like fountains fountains, pools and decks, but we will save that for another time!

Improving Curb Appeal Is Easy!

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